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Watch the amazing animated video for the first single, "Checkered Flag."

Brian Setzer will release Gotta Have the Rumble, his first solo album in 7 years, August 27 on Surfdog Records physically (CD) and digitally, with the vinyl out this fall (TBA). Today (June 25), the iconic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and 3-time Grammy award-winner shared the first single/video, "Checkered Flag," off the 11-track all-original album.

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Grab your Gretsch and dig into the stylings of a modern rockabilly master.

Chops: Intermediate
Theory: Intermediate
Lesson Overview:
• Soup up a blues progression with basic chord substitutions.
• Create rhythm parts inspired by such rockabilly greats as Eddie Cochran.
• Heat up your Travis picking with some rockabilly attitude.

Click here to download a printable PDF of this lesson's notation.

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After over 30 years of collaboration, TV Jones and Rockabilly king Brian Setzer join forces for a signature pickup.

Poulsbo, WA (March 13, 2014) -- Following over 20 years of collaboration, TV Jones Inc. is proud to present the TV Jones Brian Setzer Signature Pickup.

Brian Setzer is no ordinary guitar player – by any standard. His virtuoso playing encompasses everything from Rockabilly to Swing to Jump Blues to Standards to Jazz to Country to Rock. Listen to any of his recordings and you’ll experience a veritable Master Class in modern Pop history. Therefore, his equipment needs go well beyond the norm. To deliver a pickup capable of covering that much ground - while meeting Tom’s and Brian’s directives of producing an affordable, clean, tight and punchy pickup - was no small task.

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